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Katabi Town Council Residents Demand Access to Clean Water :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Katabi Town Council Residents Demand Access to Clean Water

Currently, the 7000 residents who reside in the area rely on untreated water fetched from Lake Victoria for domestic use which leaves them susceptible to water-borne diseases.
A man washing utensils at the shoreline of Lake Victoria recently

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Residents of Katabi town council have asked the district authorities to provide clean and safe water.

Currently, the 7000 residents who reside in the area rely on untreated water fetched from Lake Victoria for domestic use which leaves them susceptible to water-borne diseases.

Betty Akello, one of the residents says that water fetched from the lake is dirty, which poses a health risk to the community.

//Cue in Amazzi g'egerenge.

Cue out: … tewali agenda bikozesa.”//.

Another resident Sarah Nakanjako says, wants the district authorities to install piped safe water in the area. 

//Cue in: “Ffe twaagala batuleetere …

Cue out: … mu mbeera mbi.”// 

Ronald Kalema, the Katabi Town Council Chairperson says that the mandate to supply clean and safe water in the area is undertaken by the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation. He also indicated that well as the town council authorities wanted to construct boreholes in some areas like Gerenge, it remained risky.

//Cue in: “Katabi, siyeekola kubya …

Cue out: … nga bwebakozesa ag'enyanja.”// .

The Spokesperson National Water and Sewerage Cooperation Samuel Apedel said the residents should formally write to NWSC requesting install pipes.

According to Give Water – Uganda, an organization that strive to provide clean and safe water across the country, 75% of all diseases in Uganda are a direct result of lack of clean water and proper sanitation.

The most common water-borne diseases are diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid, and cholera. Water-borne diseases and related deaths according to the organization can be reduced by 94% with safe, clean water, adequate sanitation and proper hygiene.

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